Effective immediately, all semen orders will need to have an accompanying FedEx account number to pay for the
shipment. ESS will no longer write credit card numbers on FedEx airbills. This is not hard to get...simply contact FedEx and
get an account number. In the past, there has always been an occasional shipment where the credit card payment is
declined...but this year there has been over $2000 in FedEx shipments charged to the ESS account. This is due to both an
increase in the number of mare owners who provide a credit card that does not have funds available and due to a change in
FedEx's way of billing shipments (some locations scan in the Airbills, and a sloppy scan can make the small numbers
unreadable). In turn, it is sadly not always easy to track down this money from mare owners, some of whom seem to think
that they are not responsible for their semen shipment expenses! Contact FedEx at www.fedex.com or by calling 1-800-
BILLY CONGO - WHAT A YEAR!!!
Billy Congo has been having an incredible summer with owner/rider William Funnell, with tremendous success on the very
difficult Longines Global Champions Tour. Over the past four competitions, Billy Congo was one of the most consistent
horses with ten clear rounds out of 11 rounds jumped (had a rail in the jump off in Monte Carlo to finish 2nd).
6th - Estoril (2 clear rounds, but 1 time fault kept him out of the jump off)
2nd - Monte Carlo
2nd - Cannes
4th - London
William currently sits in 4th place on the global champions tour ranking for the 2013 season, behind Laura Kraut (1st),
Christian Ahlmann (2nd), and Luciana Diniz (3rd).
Breeders here need to start paying attention to this striking black stallion, who is BARGAIN priced. He finished 2nd to Plot
Blue at in Cannes - Plot Blue's US stud fee is $2100 PER DOSE for 2013!!!! Billy Congo is priced at only $900 per dose!
EXCITING REGISTRATION NEWS!!
Effective this year, the Anglo European Studbook (AES) has been granted Erkend Studbook status with KWPN(NA). This
means that foals out of the AES stallions represented by Equine Stallion Services (ESS) are eligible for Registration Papers
with the KWPN. As of 5/18/2013, these stallions include Billy Congo, Billy Mexico, Cevin Z, Future Illusion, Mersley
Mon Capatain, Opposition Supremacy, Primmore's Pioneer, and Utah Van Erpekom. A KWPN Frozen Semen
Insemination Record will be provided IN THE SEMEN SHIPMENT for all semen sent from these stallions effective 5/18/2013. If
your mare was bred before 5/18/2013, please contact ESS to get your form. After you turn your form into the KWPN (via
mail, email, or fax), you will get a Birth Certificate in 2014 to complete and return. IMPORTANT: The KWPN does NOT
require an inspection of newborn foals!! Many breeders (yes eventers, this means you!) do not want to do
inspections with foals...
I would also like to mention here that the KWPN(NA) is considering adding another direction to their studbook.
Currently, you choose a breeding direction when you attend a studbook inspection, either dressage, jumpers, hunters, or
driving. They are looking into adding a fifth direction: EVENTING! For eventing breeders, this could be a big bonus for
registration options. Historically, breeders of eventers don't register their foals for a multitude of reasons - cost, time, hassle,
or because their foals don't quite "fit in" with the other foals (there's nothing more discouraging than having a lovely eventing
prospect that everyone ignores because it's not the flamboyant fancy dressage prospect!). If the KWPN(NA) adds Eventing
as a breeding direction, at the 3-yr-old studbook inspection foals don't have to move as fancy as the dressage foals, or jump
quite as scopey as the jumper foals, because the judges will be evaluating them using their Linear Scoring method, but with
an eye to eventing. Very exciting news!!!
I'm sad to inform breeders that all of the semen for Catherston Dazzler has been sold. Breeders are encouraged to take a
look at his 1/2 brother, Dutch Gold, and his nephew, Catherston Liberator (out of Catherston Dutch Sika, Dazzler's full
All of the semen for Fleetwater Opposition has also been sold, although all of it has yet to be used. In the event that
someone changes their mind or decides to not use all of their semen, a notice will be placed on the Equine Stallion Services
Facebook page. Please take a look at his two exciting young sons, Future Illusion and Opposition Supremacy!
NEW STALLION! --- PERSIFLAGE -- UPDATED
I'm very excited to announce the addition of a new stallion to our roster for 2013...PERSIFLAGE. His sire, the English
Thoroughbred stallion Primitive Rising, needs no introduction as a top sire of Eventers. His dam's lineage is closely
related William Fox Pitt's amazing horse, Tamarillo. ***UPDATE*** Persiflage has now been activated for 2013 with the
ISR/Oldenburg Registry. Please register your 2014 foals!!
2012/2013 Stallion News
Some highlights for our stallions...
Billy Congo had an exceptional year in 2012 with William Funnell. At the CSI 5* at Donbass in the Ukraine, he won the Grand
Prix and was placed 3rd and 5th in two other major classes. This was the best win of his career so far, bringing home over
60,000 Euros in price money. This brings his total money earned in 2012 to over £100,000 (~$160,000).
Cevin's offspring are continuing to be superstars. Cevin now has two sons licensed with the AES, Billy Mexico and Billy
Valetto JX - GP horse, winner of another Six Bar Class, jumping over 2 m (video on YouTube).
Borough Pennyz - 11th Place individual, Olympic Eventing with Vittoria Panizzon (see below).
Billy Balou - Winner of the 2012 Foxhunter finals, after winning the Newcomer Finals in 2011, making her the first horse to
ever win both young horse championships in the UK!
Billy Dinero - Went to Lanaken, Belgium, to the FEI World Young Horse Jumping Championships where he jumped two
fabulous clear rounds to qualify for the 5 yr old jumping final. He jumped an excellent clear round, but collected just one time
fault to finish 14th out of 240 horses!
Billy Mexico - Billy Mexico came back into work after taking time off for stud duties to travel to Ireland for the Millstreet CSI***
where he won the Boomerang Final, which is Ireland's Young Horse Showjumping Championships. He was the first winner
from outside of Ireland! Frozen semen is available for Billy Mexico, but preordering is required in 2013.
The semen for this wonderful stallion has been sold out - however, all of it has not been used yet so there is a slim chance
that somebody may change their mind and/or not use all of their semen. I am therefore keeping his details on the site.
HOWEVER...SEMEN IS AVAILABLE FOR TWO OF HIS SONS!
• Opposition Supremacy
• Future Ilusion
The Olympics were an exciting success for several ESS stallions, past and present!
• Fleetwater Opposition
Opposition Buzz, Eventing Team Gold Medallist, Team GB
Grandsire of French Eventing team horse Nemetis de Lalou (sired by Yarlands Summersong)
• Cevin Z
Borough Pennyz, Individual Eventing competitor with Vittoria Panizzon (Italy), finished 11th at only 9 years of age,
heavily featured in print and television news for her impressive, scopey jumps
• Dutch Gold
Dam sire for Borough Pennyz (see above)
• Welton Adonis
Competed in the 2012 Paraolympic Dressage Competition with Mexican rider Maria Fernanda Otheguy Gonzalez,
showing his marvellous temperament and rideability!
• Miners Lamp (past stallion)
Miner's Frolic, Eventing Team Gold Medallist, Team GB
New -- Fleetwater Opposition son for 2012!
Semen will be arriving at the end of April for Opposition Supremacy, an exciting 5-yr-old son of top stallion Fleetwater
Opposition. In 2011 he campaigned in Burghley Young Event Horse classes with Mark Todd, finishing 4th in the finals. At 17
hh, he is an exciting option for breeders who have loved his sire, but needed to add height to their mares. His dam is by a
Thoroughbred steeplechaser and out of an International Grand Prix Dressage mare who competed successfully in Germany.
He is licensed by the Anglo European Studbook.
New Stallions from The Billy Stud for 2012
We're excited to announce the availabiity of semen for two more stallions from The Billy Stud: Billy Congo and Billy
Mexico. They are joining Billy Mexico's sire, Cevin Z, who has been on our roster for several years. The Billy Stud is a
partnership between William Funnell and Donal Barnwell; the results of this relatively new breeding operation have been
phenomenal. Billy Congo's semen will arrive at the end of April, and Billy Mexico will be available on a preorder basis until we
see how he will be received here.
One of Catherston Liberator's first US foals, Landmark's Miss Liberty, won the Junior Novice Title at the Nutrena/USEA
America Eventing Championships with her 14-yr-old rider Calvin Ramsay. This lovely mare, bred by Jacqueline Mars, is only
6 yrs old and is now competing at Training Level with her young rider.
Our Zangersheide stallion Cevin Z has become one of the top producers of young jumpers and eventers in the UK.
Borough Pennyz with rider Vittoria Pannizon finished 7th at Bramham and 6th at Blenheim this year! He has one licensed
stallion son, Billy Mexico, and another young son that William Funnell is planning on presenting as a stallion. He has one
international showjumper in Valleto JX, and many very impressive up-and-coming youngstock, including Billy On Show. With
his impeccable breeding, you should take a look at this impressive stallion. Cevin stopped competing at International level
due to a hind leg injury at the breeding shed, but this year he started competing with a 12 year old boy in the Children on
Horses jumper classes in the UK! Talk about an amazing temperament -- how many stallions will come back after several
years off to compete successfully with a young child?
We are now down to our last two doses of semen for the stallion Primmore's Pioneer (full brother to Pippa Funnell's
amazing horse Primmore's Pride). If you are interested in these amazing bloodlines, please move quickly, before they sell.
They are priced at $1000 a dose, but a reduction can be made for top mares. We are also down to the last few doses of
semen for Chairman, one of the only direct sons of Cor de la Bryere left in the world, and the only one to be out of a Lord
mare. Such incredible bloodlines, produces an amazing jump and a high degree of trainability.
Our New Forest pony stallion, Wayland Cranberry, is 1/2 brother (same sire) to one of the top FEI jumping ponies in
France, the stallion Wayland Red Pepper, who stands at the French National Stud. This is a fantastic opportunity to add
these bloodlines to our New Forest program here in North America. In addition, please check out the very well-bred
Catherston Stud pony Littledale Bright Star, by Catherston Nightsafe, who stood in Germany as a foundation sire for the
German Riding Pony for several years. Jennie Loriston-Clarke is very happy with the quality of the offspring by Littledale
Bright Star with horse mares, as these large ponies/small horses seem to have wonderful attitudes and excellent movement,
perfect for the smaller adult who needs rideability/trainability without sacrificing movement and potential. Fantastic
concessions are available!
There is a limited amount of semen available in stock here for the impressive young stallion Future Illusion. Depending upon
demand, future semen orders may be on a pre-paid basis. I suggest you take a look at his page here...I've highlighted the
most exceptional fact about this young horse - his remarkable ability to produce a substantial number of foals every year,
from a wide variety of mares, who are conformationally correct and have the right "type". Everyone knows that some top
horses have "wonky" legs or perhaps some other oddity that makes them a bit of a freak (how many times have you seen a
horse trot down center line and wondered how they avoided hitting the boards with their leg(s) when they go up the side?)...
certainly not every mare is perfect. Still, he's produced 100% First, Higher First, or Elite event foals from every foal
graded from ALL of his four foal crops sired to date. Even allowing for the fact that there has to be some foals out
there who aren't perfect and weren't presented for grading, everyone knows that owners are a bit blind to their own foal's
deficiencies (the "little baby is soooo cute!" syndrome), so one would expect at least one or two would be presented who
weren't good enough! A remarkable achievement, and US breeders really need to pay attention to this young stallion. The
first mare bred in the US with his semen has just been confirmed in foal with one try (Intermediate eventer).
Attention Trakehner Breeders!
We have a limited supply of semen for the beautifully bred Trakehner stallion Hannibal (AKA Godington's Hannibal in the
UK). He's licensed by the Trakehner Verband in Germany, so he's worthy of consideration for breeders who are looking to
lighten their heavier warmblood mares while staying within their registry (most of the big warmblood registries offer
reciprocity for Verband-licensed Trakehners). He has also been licensed with the American Trakehner Association as
Hannibal II to make it easier for U.S. breeders.
A good friend of mine has asked me to help her get the word out to eventing breeders about the availability of frozen semen
for the Trakehner stallion Grafenstolz. If you are interested in breeding to him, give me a call or email me and I can give
you the details.
World Equestrian Games!
What a great competition for the stallions! Two of the British team horses were by stallions marketed here: Opposition Buzz
and Miners Frolic. Buzz was first out on x-c and had a fantastic clear round, showing what an amazing horse he is. Miners
Frolic had a great trip and would have been in contention for an individual medal had the reins not slipped at the first water,
requiring a serpentine in the water that, despite Kristina Cook's best efforts, resulted in a crossed path. Opposition Buzz is
by the Trakehner stallion Fleetwater Opposition (also sire of another of our stallions, Future Illusion), and Miners Frolic is by
Miners Lamp (available only by preordering, as the semen is kept in the UK).
Choice is Good...
Some of our stallions are underutilized, and I'd like to take a second to point some of them out. Catherston Springsteen is
rapidly becoming a popular eventing sire in the UK as well as a dressage sire, as his first foals are showing great aptitude
for eventing. He has fabulous gaits and a great temperament, and I think breeders here are missing a great opportunity with
Another one is Weston Justice. He's an Advanced eventer with great bloodlines, and his first foals have been very
Dutch Gold, 1/2 brother to Catherston Dazzler, was a top International dressage horse for Great Britain and an
Intermediate eventer, and has sired several Advanced eventers.
Primmore's Pioneer, full brother to Primmore's Pride. It's shocking that more people aren't using him to get those
bloodlines in the USA, and we're down to only a few doses left.
Catherston Liberator has one very nice horse in the USA, competing at Training Level with her junior rider. In the UK, he
has 3-yr-olds getting ready to compete out of top mares The Wexford Lady, Welton Edwina, Erbium (and a 4-yr-old), and
Faerie Dazzler, and graded eventers The Libertine and Just A Giggle and the dressage horse Like a Prayer.
To top it off, the showjumper Cevin Z has had his first stallion son pass his AES grading, the stunning chestnut Billy Mexico,
who stands with his sire at William Funnell's Billy Stud. Cevin's offspring have been proving to be exceptional competition
horses, winning top placings in every British Young Horse Championships in showjumping since the first crop came of age,
and, to top it off, Borough Pennyz won the inaugural CCI** Seven-Year-Old Championship at the British Eventing Young
Horse Championships this year! Successful young showjumpers include Billy Laden, Billy On Show, and Billy Lemon.
Attention Past Breeders!
We need your help. We've discovered that the USEF Leading Sires standings does not always automatically link the
competing offspring with their sire, even when the sire is correctly listed on the registration paperwork. I'm now trying to track
down the competition names for all offspring so I can verify that the USEF has them linked correctly to their sires so
everything will show up correctly. This is turning into a lot of work, and so if you have a foal with a USEF number (lifetime or
annual), please let me know the name and the USEF number so I can make sure the sire is correctly linked to the foal!
Thanks in advance for your help with this!
Videos on YouTube
The stallion videos are now up on YouTube...just follow the stallion videos link on the list at left, and then follow the
directions with the YouTube link. All of the stallions for whom I have a video are on YouTube. The videos are also available
on DVD...just call me or send an email and I'll send you one.
PLEASE do NOT use the names of the stallion's stud farm in the name of your US foal without permission. These stud farms
have spent years developing a reputation and have their names licensed for exclusive use overseas. If you want to use the
name "Catherston" or "Welton" in your foal's name, PLEASE ask permission from the stud farm in the UK before formalizing
a name. Would you want someone using your farm name to advertise their horses without your permission?
If you have problems accessing this site or have other difficulties, please contact Christine at (352) 266-4669 or
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